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METRO AREA JOB CLUBS
Updated 11/05/13


Job Transition groups host guest speakers and offer group discussions on topics related to job search, an opportunity to network for job leads and the chance to gain support from other job seekers. Please share the list with Out Placement Firms, Recruitment Firms, Temporary employment firms, Churches, Work Force Centers and all individuals seeking employment so they can choose a group that meets their needs at a convenient time and location.


GroupLocationMeeting TimeFormat or SpecializationContact
AFTON
JSPS (Job Search Planning & Support)
Shepherd of the Valley
Lutheran Church
14107 Hudson Road South
Afton, MN 55001
Every Monday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Conf Rm C
A Human Resource/IT perspective providing the necessary tools and support to our participants who are
unemployed/under employed to enhance their job search. All relevant topics helpful to participants in reaching their short/long term goals are discussed.
JSPS -  651-436-8248
No registration required/non- devotional vjguti@yahoo.com
Nina Tammi is
ninatammi@hotmail.com
ANDOVER
Job Transition Network
Constance Evangelical Free
Church.
16150 Crosstown Blvd
N.W. Andover Mn
Monday nites
6:30PM to 8:30PM on
Mondays in Room 11.
 Kim Aileen White is the facilitator
763-434-5995
ANOKA
Mt Olive Networking
Group
Mt Olive Lutheran Church
700 Western Street, Anoka, MN
9:30 Wednesday mornings,
upstairs in the Choir room. Help desk is located as you come in the front door.
Format is Open, review new members, what
type of employment everyone is looking for that attends the meetings. New issues- COBRA, unemployment-we are not experts, but have experienced. Open to discuss new programs and new ideas. Support of job seekers and support for those who want to come in and discuss loss of jobs with others- emotional support as well.
Scott Schwarz
schwarzsc@hotmail.com
763-898-6985
BLAINE
Veterans Job Club
Work Force Center
1201 89th Ave. NE Suite 235
Tuesday
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Veterans Only
Special Job Search Topics Each Week
Varied Speakers
Networking opportunities
763-783-4800
Tim LaBeau
763-785-6488 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops
BLOOMINGTON
Minnesota Manufacturing
Network
 Tuesdays 9 am to 11am (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month)Networking. Comprised primarily of
Minneapolis / St. Paul based professionals with at least ten years of manufacturing experience in a leadership role.
Meetings by invitation only
LinkedIn Group is OPEN to SR Mfg. Experience. No recruiters.
Veterans group
Minnesota WorkForce
Center Hennepin South
4220 West Old Shakopee Rd
#100
Bloomington
Weekly on Tuesdays
8:30-11:00 am
Networking, job search strategies, sharing of
ideas and job leads, etc
Alan Hill
952-346-4067 online registration http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/workforce-centers/workshops/
Starbucks WednesdayNetworking
Specializing on Sales & Marketing
By Invitation Only
Career Networking Group
The Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute – (PMI-MN)
Hilton,
34th Ave & American Blvd
East, Bloomington, MN.
3rd Monday of each month
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(check the website)
Networking
speakers workshops
for Project Managers
www.pmi-mn.org
CareerNet page
career_networking@pmi-mn.org
651-917-6246
FENG
Financial Executives
Networking Group
Lee Hecht Harrison
International Plaza
Suite 505
7900 International Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Last Thursday of the month
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Under ‘Chapters – Meeting Announcements’ for complete details
Also publish bi-weekly listing of senior finance opportunities from on-line, recruiters FENG
Networking and support for financial
executive’s members of FENG. monthly meetings for networking, professional development and guest speakers FENG membership is free – must have sponsor to join.
Chris Reid
Please contact for membership information
For schedules of events/locations, please visit the Minneapolis chapter at
www.thefeng.org
BROOKLYN CENTER
Medical Device Job
Transition Group
Brookdale Library
Room A/B
6125 Shingle Creek
Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Meeting times are typically
the first Wednesday of the month starting at 7 PM, but may vary
This group is open to anyone with medical
device or related industry experience, either
in transition or currently working but looking for new opportunities. Monthly F2F meetings provide the opportunity to
discuss relevantmedical device issues while meeting others in the industry
Contact is through Linkedin
Look under groups
BROOKLYN PARK
Job Club
HIRED
 
Work Force Center – (Hennepin North)
7225 Northland Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
 
Every Monday
10:00 – 11:30 AM Call for information
 
Special Job Search Topics Each Week
Varied Speakers
Networking opportunities
 
For information please call
Pam Golos
763-279-4400
Veterans Job ClubWork Force Center
7225 Northland Drive, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Thursdays
9:00 – 11:00
Sign up at the front desk
Veterans Only
Special Job Search Topics Each Week
Varied Speakers
Networking opportunities
For information please call
Mark Mann
763-279-4424
763-279-4400 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfcworkshops
Faith Based Job SearchLiving Word Christian
Center
9201 75th Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
First and third Mondays of
each month at 6:30-8:30
PM at the Living Word Christian Center Room SG2.
To get to Room SG2 go to the western-most end of the new corridor
Our Faith Based Job Search Leaders show
you how to combine the Word with real- world job hunting skills. Topics: Driving out Fear, Resume Writing, Internet Search, Interview Process, God’s Plan for You, and more. This 6-session course is free and open to the community.
www.FaithBasedJobSearch.com
info@faithbasedjobsearch.com
763-315-7000
NHCC Job Support
Network
North Hennepin Community
College 7411 85th Avenue
North Brooklyn Park, MN
55445
Meets third Wednesday of
month at
5:00 – 6:10 p.m.
This group is an initiative for students and
others affected by job loss, transition, and under / unemployment; a chance to connect with and support one another and; an opportunity to learn about specific employment topics. We start with a group check-in / sharing, then focus the majority of the time on a specific employment topic followed by your questions. Our meetings are led by campus or community volunteers/guest speakers. All are welcome!
Leslie Philmon
Workforce Partnership Liaison lphilmon@nhcc.edu
763-493-0501
BURNSVILLE
The Job Connections
Group
Prince of Peace
Upper Level Entrance
13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville MN 55337.
Tuesday
6:30 – 8:15 PM
Sponsored by Prince of Peace and Shepherd
of the Valley Churches Networking, speakers addressing job search skills and small group discussion/support
952-898-9388
www.princeofpeaceonline.org/jcg
Networking Job ClubMinnesota WorkForce
Center - Dakota County
2900 County Road 42 West
Burnsville, MN 55337
Every Wednesday
9am to 11am
Suite 140
Usually speakers, presentations or topics for
the first hour, Networking for the second hour.
Bob Satterstrom
952-895-7663
Robert.Satterstrom@state.mn.us online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfcworkshops
EAGAN
Easter Job Transitions
Group
Easter Lutheran Church
4200 Pilot Knob Road • Eagan, MN 55122
Pilot Knob at Diffley Road
Every Tuesday at
7:30-9:00 AM New presentation by professional recruiter
1st Tuesday of each month
Intended to inspire job seekers, refine job
seeking skills, and celebrate successes. Topics change each week. Guest speakers, discussion groups, videos, networking opportunities.
catherine@arbez.com
easter.org/wordpress/job-transitions-group/
651-452-3680
EDEN PRAIRIE
St. Andrew Lutheran
Church
13600 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie
Wednesday
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Networking952-937-2776
http://www.standrewlu.org/
ITNetworkersSt. Andrew Lutheran
Choir Room
13600 Technology Drive
Wednesday
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Speakers, small group discussions for all
Techies
groups.yahoo.com/group/ITNetworkers
ITGroup_Minnesota@yahoo.com
The Original Jobs In
Transition Support Group
St. Andrew Lutheran
13600 Technology Drive
Monday
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Focused on providing hands-on experience in
key job search skills for people who are unemployed or underemployed in the second half of their working careers but everyone is welcome. Offering workshops on your
Elevator Speech, Resume Writing, and
Interview Practice. Also Speakers on relevant topics of the Job Search
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JITSG
JITSG@yahoogroups.com
Crossroads Career
Network
Grace Church of Eden
Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
1st Thursday of the Month
7:30AM - 9:30AM Divine Grind (Cafeteria- to the right inside Door 4)
Expert Speakers and varied career search
topics, facilitated and informal networking, prayer and support. Small groups available. (see "Upcoming Events" tab for changes)
Dave Sparkman
david_sparkman@uhc.com www.ccnatgrace.com
Crossroads Career
Network - Small Job
Transition Groups
Grace Church of Eden
Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Small Groups meet weekly
for 8 weeks .Various days and times available 8 week commitment – max out at
12 participants.
Small Groups of 12 or less walk through an 8
week curriculum of Attitude, Networking Tips, Resumes, Interview Skills, Aptitude, Negotiating etc.  www.ccnatgrace.com click on Small Groups Tab for dates/times
Harry Urschel
harry@eexecutives.net
 
Sign up required
Networking with Grace:Grace Church of Eden
Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
8:15 - 10:15 AM Thursday
mornings, except the first
Thursday of each month
Format or Specialization = Networking
support group for sales & marketing individuals
Contact Wes Tang
952-949-0035 for further information wesleyltang@hotmail.com www.ccnatgrace.com
Supply Chain
Professionals Network of Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota
2nd Floor Conference Room
at Bobby & Steves Auto World. 8100 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie. Highway 212 and Singletree Lane just across from the
Eden Prairie Mall.
3rd Saturday of each month
8:00 AM
For High Level supply chain professionals
from diverse industries
 
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1855499&mostPopular=&trk=tyah
Dan Feder
dan@kinderco.net
Cell 612-834-4101
Nancy Norman, nnorman1234@gmail.com http://scpn-mn.org
Wooddale Job Transition
Support Group
Wooddale Church
6630 Shady Oak Road
Monday
7:15 AM
Networking, Accountability, Encouragement,
and Prayer Support
Job Search Process Workshop
Lonny J. Gulden
lonny@chiefconnectionsofficer.com Wooddale Church, 952-944-6300 www.wooddale.org jtsg@wooddale.org
Wooddale Church
Sales and Marketing
Group
Wooddale Church
6630 Shady Oak Road
Room 280
Meets every 2nd and 4th
Mondays We usually get started about 10:30 am
Networking after the “circle meeting”Rich Gruenhagen
rgruenhagen@comcast.net
EDINA
C-Group
 Every 3 weeks
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
CEOs, COOs, & Senior VPs
By invitation or referral
Introductions, networking, & assistance
 
ExecuNetCentennial Lakes Office
Park
3601 76th Street
Suite 275
Edina, MN, 55435
Typically the third
Thursday each month
7:30 to 11:30 AM
Membership-based executive group
connecting leaders. Do not need to be a member to attend local meetings.
For executive level only
General announcements: Share your brand/30
second commercial and networking.
$25 in advance; $30 at the door.
Executive Coaching Insight, (ECI)
Inc.
admin@executivecoachinginsight.com
LinkedIn Group
ExecuNet Minnesota Facilitators: Barb Adams-Johnson John Wetzel
Metro Area/SHiFTUniversity of MN
Mankatoa/7700 France
Avenue, Edina
First Monday of the
Month/6:30 PM- Networking/7:00 PM Program/Refreshments served
Mission:Help people in midlife navigate
work/life transitions
Speakers offering inspirational and practical insights to move us forward towards our goal Also offer small group workshops and support groups
www.shiftonline.org/visit
web site schedule of events and newsletter
Legal Professionals In
Transition
Edina Lunds Store, 3945
50th St., Edina community room
1st Thurday
from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
we learn and practice employment search
skills and tools, such as resume writing and using LinkedIn effectively, and participate in structured and unstructured peer-to-peer networking; please put in the listing that more info. is available at www.linkedin.com/groups/Minnesota-Legal-Professionals-In-Transition-3824285?gid=3824285&trk=hb_side_g
Byerly’s 952-929-210
Christie L. Thompson clthompson31220@aol.com or www.linkedin.com/in/christielthompson
Christ in Career supportChrist Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Road
Room 316
1st & 3rd. –Saturday
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Job Support Workshop952-920-8515
Job Support WorkshopChrist Presbyterian Church
Rom 108
6901 Normandale Road (70th St. at Highway 100) Edina, MN 55435
Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.Interviewing and Networking Tune-up. There
is a new challenge every week in this workshop-oriented session. Video is used greatly for participants to see and better understand their own performances.
Facilitator: Stan Brown, president of the Minneapolis Job Support Workshop
Minneapolis Job Support
Workshop for Managers, Professionals and Others
Christ Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Road
Room 107
Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Professionals
$3.00 donation
Workshop offers networking opportunities,
contacts, and weekly speakers who share insights about the job market, job search strategies, critical networking and job search topics, interviewing skills, and advice on staying motivated during the job search. Speakers are executives and managers from corporations, executive search firms, job coaches, self employed leaders, and HR managers and executives who share their perspectives on the keys to successfully navigating job transition.
JOHN WETZEL
JOHN.WETZEL@RIGHT.COM
Web Site:  www.mjsw.org
Phone: 612-720-6532
Hotline: 952-826-7011
SAMS net WednesdayNetworking
Specializing on Sales & Marketing
By Invitation Only
MSJW Women's NetworkChrist Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Road Room 20 on the lower level, next to the elevator).
2nd Thursday 6:30 PM to
8:30 PM.
Focuses on career/life skills development and
job search with special emphasis on challenges that women face. We pursue topics and speakers to appeal to both employed women and women in transition. The meetings aim to provide opportunities to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in an open and supportive environment.
www.MJSW.org
hotline at (952) 826-7011
M.E.G. Roy
612-554-6229
S & D I/T SubgroupPentagon Park
4620 West 77th Street lower level conference
2nd Tuesday each Month
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Individual commercial – 30 seconds to 2
minutes Networking & speakers You do not need to be a member of Smiling & Dialing to attend
Phillip Brooks
651-470-1257
philbrooks@comcast.net
TECHNICAL FORUMChrist Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Road
Room 107
Fridays 10:00 to 12:001. There will be an introduction to the group,
a brief _check about what each participant
has been doing in her/his job search since the last meeting and then an opportunity to discuss issues in job search.
2. Large Group Presentations. Participants will present to the group actual activities / accomplishments from a past job using the white board or a computer projector much as one might do in an interview, handling questions and suggestions. Thus participants
will be keeping up their technical skills and
seeing and hearing how other people present technical information.
3. Small Group - Triads. In this segment, there will be three roles within the group: interviewer, interviewee and observer. After a few questions, the roles will be rotated.
(30 minutes).
Stan Brown at 952-943-0718
Cleantech Careers Twin
Cities (CCTC)
Upstairs from the Caribou
Coffee inside the Edina
LUNDS
3945 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
Park in the upper levels of the onsite deck for
free
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Second Thursday each month
• Consolidated list of "cleantech/green"
themed events in Minnesota. (Averages 15+ events per month in the region).
• Links to the 15 most prominent "cleantech/green" organizations in Minnesota and the Twin Cities
• Job search and "cleantech/green" themed reading list. (includes 15 "best-selling" titles)
• Database to facilitate networking
• A space for sharing news and information with fellow "cleantech/green" job seekers.
For more information
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/cleantechcareerstwincities/
FOREST LAKE
Forest Lake Networking
Job Seekers Club
 
DISBANDED
  
DISBANDED
 
GOLDEN VALLEY
Smilin’ & Dialin’
  
2nd Tuesday bi-Month
6:30 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Networking
 
By invitation only
Starbuck Networking
Group
Starbuck coffee shop
highway 55 & Winnetka in the strip mall
1 – 2 p.m.,
Alternate Thursdays
Informal meetings but we share ideas, job
leads, & contacts through e-mail. The group is very helpful, and made of many IT leaders, managers, some business people & recruiters.
Youssef Haddad
y_haddad@yahoo.com
cell (612) 791-5544
Sat Coffee Networking
 
Networking for All
(employed/unemployed)
Dunn Bros. Freighthouse
201 3rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55401

 
Summer: outdoors at the
Aster Café
125 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414
9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
The second Saturday of the month (rescheduled on holidays)
Also the4th Saturday of the month as well
Networking for the employed and
unemployed. Where employed workers continue to network and also can give back. Both career and job networking.
Be sure to check out our LinkedIn group - Twin Cities Networking For All!
Jeff Urbanek
763-540-9446
jeffurbanek@yahoo.com
http://freighthouse.dunnbros.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Twin- Cities-Networking-All-4210583?trk=my_groups-b-grp-v
HASTINGS
Jobs 4 Us
Hastings United Methodist
Church, 615 W 15th St, Hastings MN 55033
Meets every Monday
evening from 6:30 to 8:00
PM
This is a faith-based support group offering a
time of devotions, prayer, along with practical tips and help
Contact is Dan Alsdurf
480-2116
LAKEVILLE
Career Connections
Avodah Services
Hosanna! Lutheran
9660 163rd St West
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-435-3332
1st and 3rd Tuesday
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Room 8
Tuesday evenings and
Every 1st Saturday
5:30 p.m.-7:00 pm
Inside door #1
Prayer focus with Networking and support
Biblical Workplace values
Job placement
Howie Nelson
952-892-6344
howienelson@charter.net
Kelli Walia
952-898-9287
KELLIEW@hosannalc.org www.hosannalc.org
MAPLE GROVE
You Can Get Hired
Maple Grove Community
Center
12800 Arbor Lakes
Parkway North,
Typicaly the second
Tuesday each month but check their web site 9:00 to
11:00 AM
Networking & speakers on relevant job
search skills & needs.
Beth Riegger
612-860-9975
Regester for events here. www.youcangethired.com
MINNEAPOLIS
Basilica Employment
Ministry
Basilica of St. Mary
17th and Hennepin Avenues, Minneapolis
Monthly Workshops &
Individual meetings as scheduled
One-on-one work with Janet Grove (ministry
leader) and volunteer coaches; Assistance networking, locating postings, resume work, managing career transitions; Monthly workshops on job seeking topics.
Janet Grove
612 - 317 - 3508
E-mail: jgrove@mary.org
"The Big Net"
where Job Seekers connect
Dayton Avenue Presbyterian
Church, Dayton Avenue & Mackubin Street, St. Paul

http://www.dapc.org/map---where-are-we-in-st-paul.html
Every Tuesday
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Thursday
5:00 - 6:30 pm
free Wi-Fi and Individual Assistance with
LinkedIn, Resumes, Networking, and discussion.
Thursday 5:00 pm light supper followed by
Job Seeker Support and Networking Meeting
651-227-7389
Claire Eckley
651-552-4963

cgeckley@juno.com
Career Coffee HouseCareer Crossroads
2736 Lyndale Avenue So
Suite 212, Minneapolis
Beginning Saturday,
November 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Meetings will include check-in/updates,
networking and tips/skill building Cost is $10 per person for a 6 week series of meetings
Career Crossroads at
(612)872-4244
East Side Neighborhood
Services
1700 Second St. NE9 – 10 a.m., Tuesday and
Thursday
 Audrey Harris-Blount
612-787 - 4051
Hot-for-Jobs GroupPlymouth Congregational
Church
1900 Nicollet Ave at
Franklin, Minneapolis
Second and Fourth
Wednesday of each month
5:30-7:00 PM.
Share dinner with other job seekers. Dinner is
$6 or bring a box dinner if you prefer.
Contact: 612-871-7400
Minnesota Legal
Professionals
The Loop,
606 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis
4th Tuesday
from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
For employed and unemployed legal pros.
It's just for networking
Christie L. Thompson
clthompson31220@aol.com or
www.linkedin.com/in/christielthompson
Lutheran Social Service-
Training and Education
Center
Lutheran Social Service-
2400 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Open lab: 3-4:30
Wednesday & Thursday; 9-
4:30 Friday
Open lab is for job searching only. Other
classes offered: Resumes, Cover & Thank You Letters, Applications, Interviews, Networking, Job Survival, Computer and Financial Literacy.
Pamela Hamilton
612-879-5286
Pamela.hamilton@lssmn.org
Register online at www.lssmn.org
Hand Up Job ClubEmerge Community
Development headquarters,
1101 W. Broadway Ave. Suite 200; Mpls., MN
55401
Corner of Emerson Ave. N
& Broadway
bi-weekly Mon-Wed., 9am-
11am w/9-noon Tue-Wed
Registration consists of attending an info
session the Mon. prior to Job Club week, from 9am-10:15am at headquarters. Help with internet navigation of job searching, dress, resumes, cover letters, thank you cards, mock interviews, application completion, elevator speeches, and answering difficult questions in a supportive environment
Charmanique Cox, 612.787.3776
Lynn Daniels, 612.787.3773
Lifetrack Job Club2218 Central Ave Ne, Minneapolis, MN 55418Every Tuesday and Friday
2:00 – 4:00 P<
Client based job club with group discussions, personal support and general presentations about the many facets of job search, the application process and job retention.Tamas Racz
Employment Navigator
612-787-2310
Pillsbury Neighborhood
Services
Brian Coyle Community Ctr
420 S. 15th Ave.
Call for meetings
M-F 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Orientation / must Preregister
Mpls. Residents only
612 - 338 - 3808
to Pre-Register
TWIN CITY
EMPLOYMENT COLLABORATIVE
430 First Avenue North
Suite 620
Minneapolis, MN 55401
second and fourth
Thursdays of the month from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Sabes JCC
There are speakers the second and fourth
Thursdays of the month. The goals of the group are to provide support, networking and advice about job search skills.
Ardis Wexler,
Program Coordinator,
952-417-2117
WAND, Women
Achieving New
Directions
3200 Penn Ave. N.,6:30 – 8:30 p.m., ThursdayServices primarily for single, working
mothers; however single, working fathers also welcome
Anie Umoeka, 651-752-8500
or 651-752-8554
MISRC
Research Seminars
Carlson School of Business
Univ. of Minnesota campus
Monthly during academic
year – call for information
 Seminars for IT professionals
Employment Transitions,Westminster Presbyterian
Church
12 St. and Marquette Ave.,
Sat. 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bates Room
 Ken Huskins
krh321@gmail.com
Claudia Kapitan, 612-332-3421 www.ewestminster.org
THURSDAY
MORNING JOB CLUB
South Minneapolis
WorkForce Center
777 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
9:00 – 11:00AM every
Thursday
Room 207 or 205
* Job search skills
* Networking with others
* Feedback and emotional support from others for your work search
www.positivelyminnesota.com
612 821 4000
MINNETONKA
Café Networking Group
JFCS - Suite 300
13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka
every other Wednesday
from 8:30-9:30am
Job search skills, networking, speakers,
individual check-in time and support
Janet Flam
952-417-2112
jflam@jfcsmpls.org
www.jfcsmpls.org
Face2Face Job Search
Networking
Congregation Bet Shalom
13613 Orchard Road
Minnetonka (Off 494)
 
Do not send mail to this location - instead, see contact info in last column.
First Thursday
of each month,
10am-12:30pm
A mix of seminar material, helpful
networking, and speakers, each meeting of Face2Face is designed to serve professionals in the metro area who want the latest methods on job search in a tough economy.
Networking Clusters include Sales and Marketing, Finance, Product, Project, Program Management, Fundraising/Non-profits, HR/Training, Operations and General Management, Finance, Engineering, Software/IT, Under-40, Executive Forum, and others as needed.
Joanne Meehl
612-807-0258
13911 Ridgedale Drive
Suite 490
Minnetonka, MN 55305
www.face2.net
Minnesota Information
Technology : Executive Networking Group (MIT:ENG), Group 1
Medica offices @ 301
Carlson Parkway, 55305 (5th floor)
1st Friday of every month
from 7:15-8:30am
For Director/VP level IT leaders. Mission: To
help IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session
LinkedIn group
Think IT Leadership
You should join the LinkedIn group prior to attending
MIT:ENG CIO
(Minnesota Information Technology : Executive Networking Group)
Medica offices @ 301
Carlson Parkway, 55305 (5th floor)
2nd Friday of every month
from 7:15-8:30am
Designed for the highest level of IT
leadership
The overall mission of the group is to help
IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session
LinkedIn group
MIT:ENG CIO (Minnesota Information Technology : Executive Networking Group) You should join the LinkedIn
group prior to attending The new LinkedIN Group is Think IT CIO
 
MIT:OMG (Minnesota
Information Technology : Opportunity Management Group
Medica offices @ 301
Carlson Parkway, 55305 (5th floor)
3rd Friday of every month
from 7:15-8:30am
Designed for IT leaders at all levels that are
“in transition,” coupled with a mentorship program that includes senior IT leaders that are currently employed
The overall mission of the group is to help IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session
LinkedIn group
MIT:OMG (Minnesota Information Technology : Opportunity Management Group)
You should join the LinkedIn group prior to attending
The new LinkedIN Group is
Think IT Opportunity Management
 
MIT:ENG IT ManagersMedica offices @ 301
Carlson Parkway, 55305 (5th floor)
4th Friday of every month
from 7:15-8:30am
Designed for IT leaders that are somewhat
new to leadership and are looking to advance their careers, coupled with a mentorship program that includes senior IT leaders that are currently employed.
The overall mission of the group is to help IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session.
LinkedIn group
MIT:ENG IT Managers You should join the LinkedIn group prior to attending
The new LinkedIN Group is
Think IT Technical
 
Minnesota Information
Technology : Procurement Management Group (MIT:PMG)
Medica offices @ 301
Carlson Parkway, 55305 (5th floor)
4th Thursday of every
month from 7:15-8:30am
Designed for IT vendor management and IT
procurement professionals at all levels. The overall mission of the group is to help IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session
LinkedIn group
Minnesota Information Technology : Procurement Management Group (MIT:PMG)
You should join the LinkedIn
group prior to attending. The new LinkedIN Group is Think IT Procurement Management
NEW BRIGHTONVolt Conference Room
900 Long Lake Road
3rd Floor
New Brighton, MN 55112
Last Wednesday of the
Month
9:00 am - 11:00 am
694 at Long Lake Road
Come join us to learn about job hunting
strategies, free training programs, and other resources.
Becky A. Cole
Free, but must RSVP to attend:
newbrighton.eventbrite.com/
PLYMOUTH
Network 24/7
Messiah United Methodist
Church
17805 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55447
2nd Tuesday of the Month,
7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Open Networking, Speaker, Table
Networking
Pre-registration appreciated, but not required
 
RICHFIELD
HSW (Hennepin
Southwest) Networkers
St. Richards’s Church
7540 Penn Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423
Kitty Corner from Best Buy
Headquarters
9:30AM 11:30 AM 2nd and
4th Tuesday’s of the month
Purpose: Job search skills, networking,
discussion, occasional speakers. In conjunction with Bloomington Work Force Center
Contact: Gretchen Anderson
ganders35@yahoo.com
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3175341&mostPopular=&trk=tyah
The Eagle GroupFort Snelling Officer's
Club
395 Highway 5 & Post Road
Richfield, MN
Fourth Wednesday each
month
6-8 pm in the Lodge Room of the 934th (Ft. Snelling) Officers Club.
Specializing in helping those veterans
transitioning to civilian life but all veterans welcome.
Networking, Speakers on relevant topics.
LinkedIn Group
Eagle Group of Minnesota
Veterans
(612) 767-1960
ST. MICHAEL
A1 Job Transition Group
Alleluia Lutheran Church
Colonial mall, 403 Central
Avenue E, St. Michael, MN
Wednesday nights 6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM
Discussion, interview practice, resume help.
Support for those who are out of a job as well as those that are looking for a new job
Contact:
alcitgroup@googlegroups.com
Diane DiCarlo 952-239-4488
SAVAGE
Bridgepath Support
Group & Workshops
Bridgewood Church
6201 W. 135th St
Savage, MN.
Support group currently on
hiatus
John is still willing to help on an individual
need.
John Whitmore
952-830-1420 ext 227
SHAKOPEE
Scott County Job Club
Scott County WorkForce
Center
752 Canterbury Road
Shakopee MN 55379
Every second and fourth
Wednesday afternoon from
1:30 to 3:30
Offering support and methodology coaching
for universal job seekers
952-403-7990
Help Desk at 952-403-7990 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfcworkshops
SHOREVIEW
SOAR for Jobs
 
St. Odila’s Catholic
Community
3495 Victoria St. North
 
2nd and 4th
MONDAYS of the Month
 
7-9pm
 
The St. Odilia’s Job Transition Support Group is a non-denominational group open to all persons. The group coaches people to take control of their future and achieve a
successful job transition. To accomplish this, the group offers seminars with guest
speakers, mentorship, training, fellowship and networking.
 
Call 651-484-6681
Or See Our Web Site www.stodilia.org
ST. LOUIS PARK
AITP – Association of
Informational Prof.
Northwest Chapter AITP
Doubletree Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd.
 
Meeting 5:00 p.m
Program: 6:30 to 8 p.m
 
1st. Thursday
September through May
 
612-751-2138
www.nwaitp.org
Twin Cities Food and
Agriculture Network
Byerly's St. Louis Park
3777 Park Center Boulevard
St.
Louis Park, MN 55416
Community Room
Monday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm This event repeats every other week.
Landing stories Introductions (One minute
commercial, Target companies - specific names or segments, Industry segment suggestions - food organizations that you are part of or food events that are coming up that would help other people in the group). Roundtable, announcements, events, news, etc. networking
Mark
msrieland@hotmail.com
Robert Brooks
rbrookslmn@gmail.com
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TC_Food_Ag
Women In TransitionLennox Community Center
6715 Minnetonka Blvd,
#212
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Day Workshops:
Tues / Thurs, 9am–3:30 pm
Schedule an individual information session to
learn more about our services. There is no fee for this confidential meeting that allows you to discuss your life situation and work needs and to decide if Women In Transition
services are right for you
Debbie Lawrence
www.eac-mn.org/WomenProg/WomenProg-Home
WIT@resource-mn.org
612-752-8444
7 Degrees CreativCommunity Room at
Bylery's,
3777 Park Center Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Fridays at 11:00 - 1:00 am
Jan. – Oct
Networking and Support group for Creative
Professionals
7degreecreativ@gmail.com
http://www.7degreecreativ.org/
Contact Dianne
952-334-5700
ST. PAUL
Career Transition Group
For Women
Merriam Park Library
1831 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Lower Level Meeting
Room
2nd and 4th Tuesday from
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Network with other women, create new
contacts and develop solid support systems as you navigate career transition and your job search. Free.
Lisa Belvito
lisa@belvito.com
Coffee Hour
Jobs In Transition
Quality Career Services
2515 Wabash Ave
Suite LL1 St. Paul
Mondays
10:00 AM –11:00 AM
Weekly speakers, on Job Search Topics,
excellent networking opportunities, No Fees, One Stop Transition Center
651-647-9322
www.qualitycareerservices.org jwalker@qualitycareerservices.org
UU Networkers
Job/Career Transition & Support
Unity Church-Unitarian  David Eggum
david.eggum@wayzatafree.org
"The Big Net"Unity Unitarian job
transition group
732 Holly Avenue N Grotto
St, St Paul, MN 55104
Monday mornings form 9
am to 11 am in the church library
Individual Assistance, Wi-Fi, LinkedIn, and
discussion.
Linda LaBarre
763-464-5037
lindaleelabarre@gmail.com
Veterans Job ClubWork Force Center
540 Fairview Ave N St Paul, 55104
Monday s
9:00 – 11:00
Sign up at the front desk
Veterans Only
Special Job Search Topics Each Week
Varied Speakers
Networking opportunities
For info call 651 642 0363
Neal Krenz
651 642 0735
www.positivelymn.com
The Big Net Job SeekersSt. John The Evangelist
Church, 60 N. Kent, St. Paul
55104
Thur. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmWe are providing a Soup Supper from 5:00
pm to 5:30 pm. .
Meet weekly to share support & knowledge. Our Seminars are always from 7:00 pm to
9:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays
Claire Eckley
cgeckley@juno.com
www.TheBigNet.net
651-228-1172
Pathways to Employment
CLUES Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio Many cultures, one dream. Muchas culturas, un solo sueño.
797 7th Street East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Every weekday
9:00am – 12:00pm
Daily classes and one-on-one help for all skill
levels. Topics include: basic technology skills for job searching, resume development and improvement, professional e-mail correspondence, cover letter writing strategies, online job searching techniques, interview preparation, networking skills, time management, workers rights, and a series of financial workshops.
Caitlin Brickman
cbrickman@clues.org
651.379.4242
WEST ST. PAUL
Networking Job Club
Dakota County Northern
Service Center
1 Mendota Road West, #107
West St. Paul 55118
Thursday mornings at
9:00am to 11:00 AM
Usually speakers, presentations or topics for
the first hour, Networking for the second hour.
Bob Satterstrom
952-895-7663
Robert.Satterstrom@state.mn.us
online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfcworkshops
WOODBURY
Career Transition
Connection
Fireside Room
Woodbury Lutheran
7380 Afton Road
Meet 2nd. & 4th   Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Except holidays
Christian aspect of strength and guidance
through prayer. Guest speakers on relevant topics, mentoring & networking
Resume Reviews at 5:30PM prior to the 2nd
Thursday meeting.
Mock Interviews at 5:30PM prior to the 4th
Thursday meeting.
Tom Colosimo
Woodbury Lutheran Church
651-739-5144
www.woodburylutheran.org
 
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Prepared and up dated by a fellow networker.
A versatile, adaptable, technical turn around IT leader with extensive global management experience, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and lead at a technical and non-technical level.  Looking
for an IT Director or Manager position helping a small to midsized company that need to improve their IT department & infrastructure.  Managing hardware and software engineers in the following areas: infrastructure, network, system, applications, field service, desktop, help desk, system integration, system certification, vendor management and telecommunication.
 
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